Nickel City Splash Masters Swim Team

News!

New procedures for fall 2017

  • On Saturdays when UB has home football games, we will have practice as usual, but we must park in front of Alumni Arena, in lots near the Center for the Arts and the statue of the bull, and not park in our usual lots near the tennis courts (see below). Courtney the lifeguard will open the front circle doors instead of the stadium doors to let us in through the entrance to the building by the Center For the Arts.
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Team social update

  • Our 20th anniversary celebration at Rocco's Pizza was a HUGE success! Big thanks to Paul Lamparelli and to Rocco's for the amazing food and wonderful venue for us to celebrate! Thanks to all who came out! Be sure to go to our Facebook Page and check out all of the pictures!
  • Coffee Social Saturday October 28th after practice. Coffee and donuts provided by our newly created social fund!

Membership and activities

Nickel City Splash is a masters swim team

We are sanctioned by United States Masters Swimming (USMS) and affiliated with the Women's Varsity Swim Team at the University at Buffalo. We are hoping to grow our numbers. Our cost is steady in lifeguards and coaches. We want to try to keep our cost down by increasing membership. Please encourage anyone you know who might be interested to try swimming with us. No dues are due until mid - end of September. It is a great time to try Nickel City Splash! We provide coached workouts at UB's Alumni Pool, and we enter Alumni Arena through the back door (on the side of the building which faces the stadium).

Normal practice schedule

  • Tuesday and Thursday morning from 6:00 am to 7:15 am
  • Wednesday 12-1
  • Saturday from 6:30 am to 8:00 am

Be sure to check your e-mail and this page for updates and cancellations!

How you can join

  • Show up for practice (map) and ask the coach for a two-week trial. The coach will ask you about your swimming background and level and suggest a lane for you to try out. Your lanemates will be very helpful in providing additional information.
  • Join by filling out the online registration form and paying your dues either by check made payable to the UB Foundation (which saves the team money) or online (see below for amounts).
  • Join USMS — this is mandatory for all participants
  • Join the team Facebook group and subscribe to the team listserv by sending an e-mail to listserv@listserv.buffalo.edu with the following message, substituting your actual name for "First Name Last Name," obviously:

sub rai-nickelcity-list First Name Last Name

The e-mail account from which you send the above message will be the one which receives listserv messages from the team. If you have difficulty getting subscribed, or want to quit the list or change your e-mail address, please send e-mail to the web tyrant.

Dues (structure effective October 1, 2017)

Annual membership: $400 for access to all workouts or $200 for 1 day/week
Single-term membership: $200 for access to all workouts or $150 for 1 day/week

Annual memberships are always due on or before October 1st. Single-term membership dues are paid in four-month increments on these dates: September 1st, January 1st, and May 1st.

In conjunction with dues, you must keep your USMS membership up to date.

When you register with USMS please be sure to register in the Niagara LMSC and under the team NICK - Nickel City Splash.

Swimmers who join the team mid-season will have their first dues payment pro-rated until the next annual or seasonal due date.

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